Skip to comments.Feds Set Aside Habitat In Southwest For Jaguar [ Arizona and New Mexico ]
Posted on 03/05/2014 7:52:46 PM PST by george76
Federal wildlife officials are setting aside nearly 1,200 square miles in the American Southwest as critical habitat for the jaguar... Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise counties in Arizona and Hidalgo County in New Mexico
The critical designation means anyone developing federal land in the area needs to consult the service to ensure it will not hurt the jaguars habitat
(Excerpt) Read more at kjzz.org ...
In Missouri they have "restocked" elk to a part of the state where they never existed.
Once they have a population established they will be able to lock down further land development in the name of preserving the non-indigenous elk.
New Mexican Jaguar? I’ll take the 1200 sq miles.
Let me guess, living there would hurt the jaguar’s habitat? What this really is is a set aside zone for illegals to cross the border unmolested.
These laws are used to hamstring border patrol. So they have to get off vehicles and ride horses.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! Introducing exotic species can lead to an environmental disaster—as when rabbits were introduced into Australia.
Eventually the outdoors will get too deadly to visit.
As someone who likes to camp and hike alone, I’m already annoyed by the growth of the Mountain Lions.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Get ready for SSS.
That’s exactly what I thought.
Meaning there will be no further development on federal land.
I don't know the details of this questionable action by the feds. Since the land doesn't seem to be for public use, the 5th Amendment wouldn't apply. So the only constitutional justification that might apply is the Constitution's Clause 17 of Section 8 of Article I where the feds buy state land with the consent of a state's legislature.
But even if the feds purchased the land under Clause 17, it remains that the states have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to define and protect endangered species.
So what am I overlooking?
Again, I don't know the detail of this issue.
Jaguar are native to Arizona and New Mexico.
I'm for stocking the border with jaquars to discourage the illegals.
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Ranchers herd cattle; sheep herders ... ; oil and gas production; timber and mining; ski and other recreational areas for hiking, mtn biking, horses, 4x4 roads to historical cabin inholdings; Spanish land grants before there was a Mexico ... ;
Former lands of Many Uses , and ...
Public lands are often leased .
This is another clever way by the eco- terrorists to vacate legal and long term allotments.
$300 per hour plus ammo costs.
> Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! Introducing exotic species can lead to an environmental disasteras when rabbits were introduced into Australia.
I always thought that jaguars were some exotic species from South and Central America until I met a WW2 vet about a dozen years ago, who shot one.
Prior to WW2, jaguars were found across the United States with occasional very rare sightings as far East as the Carolinas. However, they were mostly in the South West and there were only a few thousand of them. Then in the very early 50s the Interior Department decided that they were too big and too dangerous and put a bounty on them. Like the wolves. The jaguars were hunted to extinction for the bounty.
Now some wacko liberals wants to reintroduce them. We don’t need a big cat that makes a puma look like a house cat. These are big very dangerous critters and the government was right to get rid of them.
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